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BBC presenter wins personal service company case

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:49
ITV's 'Loose Women' presenter Kaye Adams has won a tax tribunal case in which HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) claimed that her personal services company (PSC) should have applied IR35 rules to payments made by the BBC for presenting a BBC Scotland radio programme. 
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'Data trusts' can support competing interests, studies find

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:15
The conflicting interests different organisations have in using information can be managed through 'data trust' models, the Open Data Institute (ODI) has said at the end of a piloting scheme.
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Expect further debate over EU copyright reforms, says Rauer

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:32
The debate over controversial reforms to EU copyright laws will not end with the adoption of the Digital Single Market Copyright Directive, an intellectual property law expert has said.
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UK 'leading market' for autonomous vehicles

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 09:00
The UK will be the best place in the world to deploy connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) over the next 10 years, provided the country avoids a 'no deal' Brexit, an automotive industry association has said.
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Online platforms to face new 'duty of care' in the UK

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 08:46
A new statutory 'duty of care' will be imposed on online platforms operating in the UK under plans outlined by the UK government.
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Technology can be a catalyst for positive change in higher education

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:18
Technology can be a catalyst for positive change within the higher education sector, with the potential to improve student engagement and help higher education providers keep up to speed with the technical environments students are already accustomed to living in. The result is that higher education providers can not only facilitate more 'employable' graduates but they can also open up new commercial opportunities and get ahead of rivals. It is not something any provider should be ignoring.
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Tribunal unable to impose new Code agreement over occupied site

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 08:12
The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has no jurisdiction to impose rights under the Electronic Communications Code ('the Code') in favour of an operator of telecommunications equipment, where a third party is currently occupying the land, it has concluded.
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Cloud tech for education providers gets UK government backing

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:47
Education providers in England have been encouraged to consider moving their IT estate into the cloud.
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Court finds repudiation in software customer’s non-co-operation’

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:17
A recent ruling has highlighted how businesses might be said to be responsible for a repudiatory breach of contract through the indications they give in their words or conduct, an expert in the resolution of technology contract disputes has said.
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Geo-blocking: businesses must act to ensure compliance

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 16:14
ANALYSIS: Businesses should check whether they need to make changes to their online sales methods to account for new 'geo-blocking' rules that came into force late last year.
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UK approach on EU copyright reforms depends on Brexit

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 09:50
The UK government may not implement controversial new copyright laws that are set to be fixed in EU law in the coming weeks, the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has confirmed.
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UK opens up access to oil and gas data

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:28
Terabytes of data on the UK's oil and gas fields and infrastructure has been made freely available for use by industry.
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EU copyright reforms approved by MEPs

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 14:13
The European Parliament has formally approved controversial new EU copyright laws.
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Pre-ticked 'cookie' consent boxes prohibited

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 15:30
Online service providers cannot rely on pre-ticked agreements to place 'cookies' on the devices of internet users, a legal adviser to the EU's highest court has said.
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Copyright 'safe harbours' for service providers need to be consistent

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:28
ANALYSIS: EU copyright law needs to be updated to address a peculiarity that restricts the options rights holders have to tackle infringement, and to provide greater certainty to internet service providers (ISPs) over the actions they need to take to help.
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Tax tribunal: presenter Lorraine Kelly not 'employee' of ITV

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:30
TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has won an employment tax case against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), after the first-tier tribunal found that she was not an 'employee' of ITV to whom the IR35 disguised employment provisions should apply.
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EU fine for Google over online search advertising

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:44
The EU's competition regulator has fined Google €1.49 billion after it took issue with restrictions it said the company had placed on online search advertising.
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Future of mobility: infrastructure and tech at heart of UK strategy

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:07
The need to prepare the UK's infrastructure and modernise existing law to support new transport technologies has been identified in a new government strategy on how people will move around UK towns and cities in future.
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Essay mills: UK government looks to 'honour codes' and platforms

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:03
Universities and colleges in England have been urged to require students to sign agreements promising not to pass off others' work as their own.
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AI audit framework on ICO agenda

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:39
The UK's data protection regulator is to develop a new framework for auditing artificial intelligence (AI) tools.
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